BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Military heads admit Afghan mistakes
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
Police 'worked to stop Batty killer'
Police were "working hard" to arrest an "aggressive" and "smart" abusive father who later beat his young son to death, an inquiry hears.
India's Modi visits Siachen glacier
Indian PM Narendra Modi makes a brief visit to the Siachen glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month's floods.
Eight dead in Quetta bus attack
Eight people are killed after gunmen open fire on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.
China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw
Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.
Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
Protests at HK leader's residence
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.
US Marine held for Philippine murder
A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.
Indian girl, 3, 'raped' in school
Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.
S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.